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Does severe disc problem cause acute abdominal pain ?

Hi my mother is 65y old & she has severe disc problem she also has Osteoporosis , for the last 2 weeks she is suffering from bad abdominal pain .. we have done urin test & sonography the results were ok & nothing wrong.. she has the pain when she stand move or set when she sleeps she does not have that lower abdominal pain ... can this pain be caused because of her disc? & do you advice to take Metocarbamol?
Mon, 16 Jan 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic,this abdominal pain is refferd pain due to spinal canal stenosis.for pain first try analgesic and this neuropathic pain response best to gabapentin or pregabalin.if not respond to medication,contact a neurosurgeon.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
Hi,thanks for query.Movement associated pain may be related to disc compression.At her age the bones become weak due osteoporosis.You need to treat her for this condition.Many tablets and spray are available in market for this,please take them after your doctor`s advise.You can any routine analgesic drug she is comfortable with.bye.
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